Pioneering Higher Ground: Designing Native Rooftop Plantings

Registration Eligibility
Registration is not limited.
Start Date
01/11/2018
End Date
01/11/2018
Description
Why do volunteer native species sometimes colonize green roofs while plantings of those same species often fail? This session demonstrates alternative design approaches based on study of native plant community dynamics in comparable thin-soil environments and extensive tracking of plant performance at pilot green roof projects. This lecture is part of the 29th annual New Directions in the American (NDAL) landscape.
Location
Blue Bell, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Green Roofs
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1 - Understand the challenges to native species plantings on green roofs, including both environmental factors and design expectations. 2 - Understand the ecology of green roofs and comparable thin-soil environments. 3 - Explore a successional approach to on-structure planting, including techniques and lessons learned from pilot projects.
Instructors
Laura Hansplant
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Provider
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


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